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The affogato proves that simple can be phenomenally delicious. The juxtaposition of the hot bitter coffee and the cold sweet ice cream is like heaven on a spoon, or more precisely, in your mouth. Not surprisingly, you want to use the best quality ice cream and coffee you can get your hands on.

Affogato is Italian for drowned and once you make this, you will understand there has never been a more appropriate name!


  • 1 large scoop vanilla ice cream
  • 2 ounces strong hot espresso coffee
  • dark chocolate shavings


Place the scoop of vanilla ice cream in your desired serving glass. Pour over the hot coffee. Top with the chocolate shavings. Enjoy while your vanilla ice cream is drowning in the hot coffee. Seriously easy and delicious.

Watch the video below to see me make this Italian treat!


Want to take it up a notch? Pour in a shot of a coffee liqueur like Kahlua or an almond liqueur such as Amaretto. Yum.

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